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Alison Savitch is President and co-founder of Threshold Digital Research Labs, a groundbreaking global digital animation and effects production studio. The company produces original full-length digitally animated feature films. TDRL also has a production services division that creates and produces digital visual effects and digital animation for movies, television, web sites, games, IMAX movies, theme parks and location based entertainment. Ms. Savitch is recognized around the world as one of the industry's leading visual effects supervisors and producers. Her skill at combining technology with entertainment is virtually unparalleled. Acknowledged for her ability to combine advanced technology and filmmaking creativity in a cost-efficient manner, Savitch has received numerous awards for her dynamic and distinctive digital visual effects and animation. Savitch was in instrumental in building TDRL into a state of the art digital animation facility headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. In addition, Savitch has created a global network of animators that enables TDRL to erase the vast distances that once separated Hollywood from amazing talent around the world. Savitch has substantial experience in creating, developing and producing visual effects for feature films, television, interactive entertainment as well as games and large format or location based entertainment. Her credits include The Abyss, Dracula, Terminator-2: Judgment Day, The Shadow, Arachnophobia, The Last Action Hero and the Mortal Kombat movies and television series, Weight of Water, Highlander Endgame, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Beowulf, The Faculty, Dogma and others. Her groundbreaking work in both The Abyss and Terminator-2: Judgment Day won two Academy Awards for special effects. Savitch also produced Mortal Kombat The Journey Begins, a direct to video animated special that went on to become number one the Billboard Kid Vid sales and rental charts. Ms. Savitch pioneered the use of Motion Capture to create extremely realistic animated fighters in battle. This was the first time Motion Capture was ever used in the creation of an entertainment production. Savitch went on to further develop Motion Capture through Mortal Kombat Annihilation wherein digital creatures battle live action fighters and again in Beowulf (a feature-length science-fiction film based on the classic poem), where it was used to create a digital actor. Most recently Alison supervised Edward Fudwupper Fibbed Big a fully CGI animated theatrical short for Nickelodeon. Currently, she is producing and supervising the visual effects on TDRL's first full-length digitally animated feature film _Foodfight! (2002)_. Ms. Savitch is also one of the founding Board Members of the Visual Effects Society.

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